Swansea vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Swansea City will aiming to complete a first ever league double over Manchester United when the two clubs meet on Saturday at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts upset the odds when they pulled off an opening day victory at Old Trafford, and since then it has turned into a strong campaign, although they have hit a slight rough patch in recent weeks. So far in 2015, they have only won once in seven Premier League games, and were knocked out the FA Cup by Blackburn Rovers.

Manager Garry Monk was particularly irked by the manner of the defeat to West Bromwich Albion in their last game, creating very few chances and finding themselves over-run in the second half. They will surely improve here, but life after Wilfried Bony continues to be something of a struggle.

Despite a run of just one defeat in 19 matches, scepticism remains over Man Utd and in particular their performances. Manager Louis van Gaal did not hide his disappointment in spite of a 3-1 success over Burnley in their last Premier League outing, while they only came good after falling behind at League One Preston North End on Monday.

For all of that, they are still in a strong position, lying third in the Premier League and heading the highly competitive race for a Champions League spot. But after all the success the club has enjoyed in the past two decades, more is expected of the Red Devils, and especially of their misfiring strikers.

The home side have Gylfi Sigurdsson back following a three-match ban, and are hopeful of having Marvin Emnes back after three weeks on the sidelines.

Phil Jones is available for Man Utd after a knee injury, but they remain without midfielder Michael Carrick until the end of the month.

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